Exhibitor Spotlight: SDT Ultrasound Solutions

  • What area of the lubricants industry do you specialise in, and how does it benefit the industry?
    • Ultrasound guided Condition based Grease Lubrication resolves a huge problem that the industry faces – 60% of bearing failures rooted in improper greasing practices. It can easily be expressed in money, in each particular case, and the solution is just a tiny fraction of caused losses.
  • What do you think are the industry’s biggest challenges?
    • Culture-Technology-Training; in that order. Creating awareness often means that we need to honestly evaluate current practice, and that is usually a painful exercise that everyone locks back in a box. For that reason, culture stays at the level that actually led to the current state. Once that step is resolved, proper technology (Ultrasound in this case) can be implemented. The keyword is “implemented”, as the purchase itself does not mean much. That leads us to the third step: training. Only a highly trained and supported team can implement best practices.
  • How do you see the industry developing over the next 10+ years?
    • Development will/should go in the direction that should have been taken long ago: changes from the inside. Addressing each and every point that causes cost/loss and eats the bottom line or makes the product expensive. Lubrication practices play a huge role in this process. Personally, I see lubrication being exclusively data-based instead of assumption-based much sooner than 10 years from now.
  • What will you be showcasing on your stand at Lubricant Expo?
    • We will be showcasing Ultrasound solutions developed specifically for lubrication improvement; LUBExpert Strategy (hardware/software/high-level training), an On-line autonomous Condition Based greasing system, and Condition Monitoring Solutions.
  • What are you most looking forward to seeing at the show?
    • Awakening awareness of all aspects of Lubrication and importance of technology at all levels.